Sunday, March 16, 2008


Digitized from the original vinyl, released in 1976 on London Records.
Format: Mp3
Bit Rate: 320 Kbps
Produced By: Alan Parsons
Engineered By: Alan Parsons
Assistant Engineers: Mike Jarratt & Chris Blair
Recorded At: Abbey Road Studios during November and December 1975
Album Cover: Terry O'Neill
Music / Everybody Wants Some More / Highfly / You Have It All / Rebel / When You Lose Someone So Young / Lady Of My Life / Pull The Damn Thing Down / Music
John Miles - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Synthesizers
Barry Black - Drums, Percussion
Bob Marshall - Bass
Strings on "Rebel": The Maggini Quartet
Sax Solo on "Lady Of My Life" Phil Kenzie
Orchestral Arrangements - Andrew Powell
WEBSITE(S): Official John Miles Site Wikipedia Site
Miles ahead of the pack..., November 2, 2000
By D. Hartley (Seattle, WA USA) (Amazon Customer Review)
John Miles is a veritable Frankenstein of monster talent. Imagine a laboratory creation with the vocal range of a George Michael, who can also play piano like Elton John, sizzle on guitar like Brian May, and write songs with the eclectic range of a Todd Rundgren. Miles' mid-70's release "Rebel" is a near-perfect blend of progressive and melodic pop rock sensibilities. From the soaring "High Fly" (which recalls the Beatles' "Got To Get You Into My Life"), the Stevie Wonderish "Lady Of My Life", to the epic mini-opera "Pull The Damn Thing Down", this set is a winner. Crisp production by Alan Parsons, who thankfully doesn't allow the horn and string arrangements to lead the music into "schmaltz" territory.(Miles has continued to work as a session musician on various Parsons "Projects" over the years). Prog rock/70's enthusiasts will not be disappointed!
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